When you hear the word “Dyson” what comes to mind? If it’s a vacuum, that’s all about to change.
It seems that the company has received funding from the UK government to finance the development of an electric vehicle. The Guardian noticed a section in the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan that reads:
“The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering.”
This section has since been removed from the document, which now only references the £16 million grant Dyson received for the research and development of battery technologies. Currently, Dyson isn’t commenting on the report.
Tesla might have some new competition, but don’t place your bets just yet. We shall see.